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Helen Joyce Sands - 4/21/2014

Helen Joyce Sands

Helen Joyce Sands, age 73, of Salem, died Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at her home.  

Funeral arrangements for Helen Sands are pending at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem.  

Allen Burdette Blair - 4/19/2014

Allen Burdette Blair

Allen Burdette Blair, age 92, of Newton, IL, passed away at 2:19 pm, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at St John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. He spent his time as a self employed farmer and later retired.  He was a member of Wabash Baptist Church and also served during the World War II in the United States Navy. 

Funeral service will be at J. W. Neal Funeral Home at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, April 18, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Christian Home Cemetery, Louisville, IL.  Military rites will be accorded by Louisville American Legion Post #914.

Allen Burdette is survived by one son, Tary (Margaret) Blair of Mattoon, IL; one daughter, Janis (Richard) Freeman of Iola, IL; brother, John (Martha) Blair of Louisville; grandchildren, Eric Freeman of Westerville, OH, Toby (Nikki) Freeman of Louisville, Jared Freeman of Iola, Lesta (Andrew) Fitzpatrick of Riverton, IL; step granddaughters, Laura Mitchell of Charleston, IL, Michelle (Paul) Zigler of Charleston, IL; and four step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vivian, son Gary Allen Blair, brother Paul Blair and sister Bonnie Wiley.

Allen Burdette was born May 14, 1921 in Blair township, Clay County, Illinois, the son of the late Elza Blair and the late Minnie (Hord) Blair.  He married Vivian Frances Blair on July 5, 1947 and she preceded him in death on September 12, 1991.  He later married Thelma Blair of Newton, IL.

Madolyn Louise Welles - 4/19/2014

Madolyn Louise Welles

Madolyn Louise Welles, age 96 Years and 5 Months of Chesterfield, Missouri, formerly of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Eldorado, Illinois died Friday, April 11, 2014 at Bethesda Meadows in Ellisville, Missouri.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon, Illinois

Graveside Service for Madolyn Welles will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Oddfelows Cemetery in McLeansboro, Illinois, with Doctor Reverend Larry McCoy presiding.  In honor of Madolyn's wishes no visitation will be held.  Burial at Oddfellows Cemetery in McLeansboro, Illinois.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call  (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com 

Madolyn Louise Welles is survived by her Son: Samuel Eric Welles and wife Sherrie of Rochelle, Illinois; Daughter:  Eugenia "Jeannie" Lee Hugill and husband Edmund of Chesterfield, Missouri; 5 Grandchildren:  Bradley Hugill of Chesterfield, Missouri, Todd Hugill of Chesterfield, Missouri, Sarah Britt and husband Joshua of Winnebago, Illinois, Joshua Welles of Rancho Santa Margarita, California and Luci Wulfekuhle and husband Derik of Fairfield, Iowa; 6 Great Grandchildren: Lauren Britt, Norah Britt, Raegan Britt, Ella Wulfekuhle, Hayden Wulfekuhle and Mckinley Wulfekuhle; Brother: D.O. Rettinger of Las Vegas, Nevada; Sister: Hilda Bozarth of Eldorado, Illinois and several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Madolyn Welles was born on Sunday, November 11, 1917 in Eldorado, Illinois to Harvey D. & Helen (Hughes) Rettinger.  She Married Samuel Eugene "Gene" Welles on November 10, 1940 in Eldorado, Illinois.  He Preceded her in death in 1981.  She is survived by her parents, husband and one sister: Helen Edith Rettinger preceded her in death.

Cecil H. Daniels - 4/18/2014

Cecil H. Daniels

Cecil H. Daniels, age 88, of Mount Vernon, IL passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, IL.  Cecil worked as a truck driver first for Cusumano and Sons and later for Torregrossa Produce and was of the Pentecostal faith. 

Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 18, 2014 at Old Shiloh Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Harold Whitlock presiding.  In honor of Cecil's wishes no visitation will be held prior to the service.  Interment at Old Shiloh Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Daniels Family (please make checks payable to John Daniels) and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.

Cecil H. Daniels is survived by 3 daughters - Linda Cooper of Mount Vernon, Illinois,  Patricia Holbrook and husband Bobby of Mount Vernon, Illinois,  Sharon Selveyl and husband John of Mount Vernon, Illinois;  4 sons - Anthony Daniels and wife Sandi of West Frankfort, Illinois, Terry Daniels and wife Robin of Mount Vernon, Illinois, John Daniels and wife Jane of Mount Vernon, Illinois, DeWayne Daniels and wife Kathy of Cahokia, Illinois;  a brother - Joe Fay Daniels and wife Joann of Sycamore, Illinois;  several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.  

Cecil H. Daniels was born on Sunday, March 7, 1926 in Jefferson County, Illinois to William and Anna Daniels.  His parents, one daughter:  Sandra Corbett, one grandson, two great grandchildren, three brothers, and three sisters preceded him in death.

Robert L. Greco - 4/18/2014

Robert L. Greco, age 63, of Christopher, passed away at 9:52 pm on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Franklin Hospital in Benton, Illinois.  He worked as Trucker Driver.

Services will be announced & held at later date by Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, who is in charge of arrangements. Please visit irvinfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

Mr. Greco is survived by his 5 Cousins- James R. Fisher & wife Vera of Mt. Vernon, Il; Harvey Fisher & wife Becky of Opdyke, Il; Cletus Fisher & wife Connie of Benton, Il; Betty Schnicker & husband Larry of Mc Leansboro, Il; Joyce Schnicker & husband Jerry of Dahlgren, IL.

Robert L Greco was born on August 14, 1950 in Benton, IL, the son of Rocco A. & Letha E. (Fisher) Greco. He was preceded in death by his parents, several cousins, aunts, & uncles.

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